How much money do you spend on skin care products? Probably more than you should. Unless you are one of those pioneers in the world of using sound wave technology to deal with your skin problems. Sound wave technology: it’s your future. Until that future arrives, however, you might want to save some very serious money by making your own skin care products. Much of what follows uses the exact same science as those fancy skin care products you have been overpaying.
Oatmeal for Dry Skin
If you want to put an end to your dry, scaly skin you need to bring out the oatmeal. In this particular case, using some cheap store-bought cold cream is necessary, but make sure it’s a basic generic type you can find at any dollar store. The cold cream isn’t the important part so much as the oatmeal. The best thing of all is that you only need about a tablespoon of the oatmeal and the cold cream each. Combine and mix until the result is a very smooth paste. Do this a few times a week and apply to sections of dry skin bothering you the most. Rub into the skin in a gentle circular motion and then rinse off with plain water. I know from a long history that dates back well into the late 1960s that this homemade skin care product works better than much more expensive commercial products. I know this for a fact, but I really don’t want to talk about it.
Skin Soda Soft
Skin not as soft as you would like? Want to get skin as soft as a baby’s butt? You don’t need to spend a lot on very fancy, but not necessarily effective products. You may not be surprised much by this homemade skin care product, especially if you already are familiar with the extensive magic that is baking soda. Add a few or three teaspoons into a bathtub and what you’ve got there is a mixture that is at least as effective at softening you skin as any commercial product most people can afford.
When it comes to removing makeup or lending your skin a sensuous softness that can’t be beat, you are almost without question spending too much money. Even if your commercial products are bought at the Ross or the Target. Why? Because plain old simple mineral oil has been doing the same thing for a very, very long time. And mineral oil today is no different from the mineral oil of yesteryear. Just buy some generic mineral oil and give it an application to any skin that is not as soft as you desire. You will be amazing.
Really want to save a lot of money on skin scare products? Drink more water. Did you know that when it comes to moisturizing your skin, you can do it from both the inside and the outside? Perhaps the cheapest homemade skin care product available is water. Provided, of course, that you aren’t crazy enough to actually spend money on bottled water. Just kidding: even bottled water is probably cheaper than commercial skin moisturizers. Whatever the path you choose, if you are having skin problems related to dryness, before you plunk your money across a gleaming glass counter to one more saleswoman who spends more on makeup in a year than she’ll spend on books in her lifetime, increase your water consumption by at least half for the next week. You just may very well find that you don’t even need skin care products anymore.
Tell me you are not still paying really good money for bath oil. Tell me! You know what’s just as effective for most skin care problems as expensive bath oils? Much less expensive vegetable oil. In fact, why not grab one of those five pound jugs of vegetable oil the next time you hit Sam’s Club or CostCo ? That way you can use most of the vegetable oil for cooking, but save back a few tablespoons to pour into your tub every time you take a bath. Whatever skin condition you are looking to treat with overpriced bath oils will be treated much effectively and put less of a strain on your wallet by engaging this homemade treatment for skin.